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Integrity: The Essential Quality of Leadership

In an executive boardroom, I once heard one of the richest men in America make a statement that I never forgot. “It seems to me,” he said, “that integrity isn’t really a value in itself; it is simply the value that guarantees all the other values.”

Whenever I hold a strategic planning session, the first value that all the executives agree on is integrity. Leaders know that integrity, trust, and credibility are the foundations of leadership. Leaders stand up for what they believe in.

Winners Never Cheat

Jon Huntsman, Sr., is a multibillionaire who started a chemical company from scratch and grew it into a $12 billion enterprise. His book, Winners Never Cheat, is filled with stories taken ...

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